Bengal girls topple Cougars

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 10:24 PM

No. 2 Greensboro Day scored 17 of the game’s first 20 points and rolled past the High Point Christian girls 70-37 in PACIS 3A action Tuesday at High Point Christian. 

Tamera Thorpe scored 17 points while Imani Atkinson had 14 and Caroline Sherwood had 10 to lead the Bengals, who used their quickness to stifle the Cougars on defense and then transition into their offense for quick, easy baskets.

Hailey Riffe scored 16 points while Alexa Crouch had 11 for HPCA (2-14, 1-5 PACIS), which trailed 22-7 after one quarter and 36-14 at halftime.

“I felt like they played well,” Cougars coach Jason Waller said. “We had a hard time moving the ball in our offense. But Greensboro Day’s a hard team. They’re just stronger, faster — just better than we are. But we played well.”

HPCA plays again Thursday at home against nonconference Walkertown before wrapping up play Saturday at Calvary Baptist.

“I feel like we’re doing good,” Waller said. “We still have to continue to have the focus we had the first part through the middle of the season. We have two games left, and we can’t let our focus travel into next year. We’ve got to stay in it.”